Manchester City Council Meeting Recap

The Manchester City Council held a public hearing last night on the sale of city-owned property. The Council has agreed to sell Lot Two of the Whitewater Park Subdivision (which is a portion of the old Smitty’s property) to Stephen Land Investments for $100,000. No one spoke for or against the sale at the public hearing.

There was also a protest hearing requested by Randy Harbach of Delaware Transfer in regards to the city council’s awarding of a bid last month for the demolition of the old Smitty’s property. Harbach says he doesn’t understand why he wasn’t awarded the bid as the low bidder. The City says one of the main reasons they chose Mark Fink’s bid is because he is Manchester business owner who pays city taxes. The Council chose to stick with their original decision after some discussion.

And the Manchester City Council heard from members of the Dog Park Committee. The committee has spent the past six months searching for a location for a possible dog park in Manchester. The site along Vine Street remains their most favorable location, though local property owner Dean Sherman still objects to that option, saying it would interfere with access to the Sherman Pumpkin Farm’s fields and other plans for his business.

We’ll have more on these stories and other happenings from the Manchester City Council meeting in upcoming newscasts this week on KMCH.